This Is What Erie Looks Like After a Storm Dumped 5-feet of Snow
Photo — The Associated Press
While New Hampshire deals with brutal cold, Erie, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas received record snowfall over the past few days.
The storm brought 34 inches of snow on Christmas Day, smashing the daily snowfall record for the Great Lakes city of 8 inches, and 26.5 more inches on Tuesday. More than 65 inches have fallen on the city since Christmas Eve, with several more inches falling Wednesday as residents dug out in frigid temperatures.
All that digging out had residents sharing impressive videos and photos of the storm and the aftermath.
Others decided to have a little fun performing stunts that in less snowy conditions could be extremely dangerous.
Dogs didn't seem to mind the deep banks.
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A stunning video from the GOES East captured the storm from the air.
#GOESEast satellite captured record-breaking #LakeEffectSnow fall in Erie, Pennsylvania which dumped over 5 feet, 65.1" of #snow as reported by @NWS in total over some areas. More images: https://t.co/mbgRYot60A #GOES16 #ItsSoCold pic.twitter.com/JhIPWk0CFZ— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) December 28, 2017
However, by Wednesday, Erie's roads were relatively clear, emergency calls were relatively slow and the big task was digging out, County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper said.
By Thursday, those roads started looking more normal (although the snowbanks grew exponentially).
But it's not the end of the brutal blast for the city.
Wind chill advisories or warnings are in effect for much of New England, northern Pennsylvania and New York. Those places and states in the northern Plains and Great Lakes were projected to see highs in the teens or single digits and lows below zero for the rest of the week and into the new year.